Tuberculosis rates in U.S. at all-time low!

March 29, 2011

Good news! The CDC reported that TB is at its lowest rate ever in the U.S. since data has been recorded in 1953. This reflects the achievability of eradicating one of the worst scourges of mankind.

The news is not all rosy, however. Analysis of TB occurrence reflects disparities within certain racial/ethnic populations within the United States. Tuberculosis is still a global health problem, and multi-resistant TB continues to challenge our ability to bring this disease under control.

For today, I’ll celebrate the good news.

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